Player News - Flames

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The Calgary Flames have surrendered the first goal in each of their last eight games.

That trend obviously continued in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. "I didn’t think we had trouble getting out of the gate, we just didn’t get the first goal," said Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan. "We had some good looks. We’ve got it here that we out-chanced them. They scored on their opportunities, and we didn’t score on ours. What we need to do is just stop squeezing and capitalize and just start playing. But I didn’t think that we were overwhelmed or out-played or put out in the first period. I thought we started well. They got a bounce toward the end of the first period." Regardless, Calgary is 2-5-1 over its last eight games, which has put the Flames in danger of losing their playoff spot.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 24 - 10:07 AM

Flames goalie Brian Elliott made 24 saves in Calgary's 4-0 loss to the Maple Leafs in Toronto Monday night.

It has not been anywhere close to the season the Flames hoped to have from Elliott when they acquired him before this season. His record is 8-12-2 and he has lost first-string status to Chad Johnson. Elliott's goals-against average is a hefty 2.92 and his save percentage is an unimpressive .891. Stay away from Elliott in fantasy play until he regains a hot hand, and that may be a tall order for the veteran goalie in Calgary.
Jan 23 - 11:26 PM

Micheal Ferland will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Maple Leafs.

Ferland missed three games with an upper-body injury earlier this month, but he managed to play in each of his team's last two games. He has five goals and six assists in 46 games this season. Jyrki Jokipakka will also watch the game from the press box.
Source: NHL.com
Jan 23 - 7:27 PM

Freddie Hamilton will get back into the lineup on Monday night.

He will skate on the fourth line with Lance Bouma and Matt Stajan, which will make Michael Ferland a healthy scratch.
Jan 23 - 5:39 PM

Johnny Gaudreau will be reunited with Sean Monahan on Monday night against Toronto.

The duo will be joined by Alex Chiasson. Gaudreau hasn't scored a goal for nine games and he has three assists during that time. Perhaps skating alongside Monahan, who has been red hot lately, can get Gaudreau back on track.
Jan 23 - 5:36 PM

Brian Elliott will be in goal for Monday's game versus Toronto.

Chad Johnson has seen the bulk of the starts this month and will probably get the nod at Montreal on Tuesday night. Elliott has an 8-11-2 record with a 2.87 goals-against average and an .893 save percentage this season.
Jan 23 - 12:37 PM

Sean Monahan's shorthanded goal Saturday gave him goals in five straight games.

The talented center will go for six in a row in his native Toronto as the Flames are on the road Monday. Monahan has 15 goals and 30 points this season in 49 games and will have to pick up the pace if he wants to get to the 60-point mark for the third consecutive season. The 22-year-old is worth owning in most pools despite the slump he has endured for most of the season.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 23 - 7:19 AM

Dennis Wideman played in his 800th career NHL game Saturday.

Wideman was selected in the eighth round in 2002 by the Sabres. The defenseman had 56 points two seasons ago but that seems like a long time ago in fantasy hockey as he has three goals and 15 points in 42 games. He chipped in with an assist Saturday and is on a three game points streak but his fantasy value is not high at this time.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 22 - 7:45 AM

Garnet Hathaway (upper body) has skated on his own the last two days.

That's good news for Flames fans as the rugged winger has been missed in the lineup. He has five points with 44 minutes in the sin bin in only 24 games. Look for Hathaway to return this week or next to the lineup.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 22 - 7:42 AM

Brian Elliott took the loss Saturday after relieving Chad Johnson early in the first period.

Elliott stopped 23 of 26 shots after Johnson was able to stop one-of-four before being pulled. The Flames scored a couple of meaningless goals in the third to tag Elliott with the loss. He is 8-11-2 with a 2.87 GAA and a .893 save percentage. He should not be owned in anything but the deepest of pools.
Source: Calgary Sun
Jan 22 - 7:39 AM

It was a short appearance for Chad Johnson on Saturday, as he was a big reason why the Calgary Flames fell 7-3 to the Edmonton Oilers.

Johnson stopped one of four shots on goal in just under six minutes of ice time before the Flames saw enough. Brian Elliott had a rough game, too, giving up three goals on 26 shots. Johnson wasn't tagged with the loss, but you can say that he's either lost or had a rough night in three of his last four appearances. Elliott's likely in more control of the Flames' starting job at the moment.
Jan 22 - 2:36 AM

The Calgary Flames dropped a 7-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, but rookie Matthew Tkachuk continues to make his presence felt.

Tkachuk scored one of Calgary's goals, giving him nine on this increasingly impressive season. Still, it was the 14 PIM that probably turned some heads. He now has 90 on the season; only Antoine Roussel has more with 98. He came into the NHL with a reputation for being a pestering presence, but even with that, most fantasy owners have to be delighted with his mean streak. Opponents? Not so much.
Jan 22 - 2:27 AM

Sam Bennett will indeed play in Saturday's match with the Oilers.

Bennett, who has not scored in his last 10 games, has posted nine goals and 18 points along with 49 PIMs and 82 hits across 47 games so far this season. The talented 20-year-old will catch fire again.
Jan 21 - 4:18 PM

Sam Bennett will probably get back into the lineup on Saturday after he was a healthy scratch on Thursday.

"It was frustrating (to get the news)," Bennett said. "No one wants to be out of the lineup. It was tough to take. Watching (Thursday's game) wasn't fun. Everything about (Thursday) wasn't fun. I don't want to be in that position again. I want to do everything I can to stay in the lineup." Bennett has struggled this season with just nine goals and nine assists in 47 games. He also has not recorded a point in his last 10 appearances.
Jan 21 - 10:21 AM

Chad Johnson will play between the pipes in Saturday's contest against Edmonton.

That will be Johnson's third consecutive start. He has a 16-11-1 record, 2.31 GAA, and .920 save percentage in 28 contests in 2016-17.
Jan 20 - 4:42 PM


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